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Forget everything you thought you knew about America's early days-history packs a punch in this full-color, two-fisted, edge-of-your-seat adventure!

 

Graphic novels are a revolution in literature, and The Sons of Liberty is a graphic novel like no other. Visual and visceral, fusing historical fiction and superhero action, this is a tale with broad appeal-for younger readers who enjoy an exciting war story, for teenagers asking hard questions about American history, for adult fans of comic books, for anyone seeking stories of African American interest, and for reluctant readers young and old.

 

In Colonial America, Graham and Brody are slaves on the run-until they gain extraordinary powers. At first they keep a low profile. But their mentor has another idea-one that involves the African martial art dambe . . . and masks.

 

With its vile villains, electrifying action, and riveting suspense, The Sons of Liberty casts new light on the faces and events of pre-Revolution America, including Ben Franklin and the French and Indian War. American history has rarely been this compelling-and it's never looked this good.

 

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Review:

"Colonial America in the wake of the Revolution is completely reimagined in this action-filled and sometimes violent graphic novel, which uses history as a backdrop for a fantastic superhero adventure. Slaves Brody and Graham flee their plantation, later meeting up with the likes of historical figures Benjamin Franklin and abolitionist Benjamin Lay. Brody and Graham develop what seem to be supernatural fighting powers and learn about an African form of combat called dambe from Lay. As seen on the cover, they appear almost like gruff superheroes of the 18th century, unafraid of all the bayonets pointing at them. Anyone wanting a real account of history would find little from reading this, but more lenient readers should appreciate the fast pace and creativity. The art is often exaggerated, with some characters shown with pointed nails, and light cast on faces to make them look somewhat evil. Real violence is shown in a few instances, such as when a man has part of his scalp torn away by a Hessian. Definitely aimed at older elementary school students and up. Ages 10 — up. History and science are front and center in these books for curious readers." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

"Graham and Brody are runaway slaves, fleeing a cruel master and his slave hunter. Before they left, they were instructed to find the abolitionist Benjamin Lay, but first they encounter none other than Benjamin Franklin. Unfortunately, his son, William, has been using his father's discoveries in electricity to play Dr. Frankenstein and subjects the two boys to electrical experiments. After they recover, they find out that they have gained an inexplicable and ill-defined set of superpowers."--Amazon.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375856709
Author:
Lagos, Joseph
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Walker, Steve
Author:
Lagos, Alexander
Author:
Walker, Steve
Author:
Kramek, Oren
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Sons of Liberty
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.42x5.98x.68 in. 1.24 lbs.
Age Level:
from 10

Related Subjects

Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Comics and Graphic Novels » General
Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » Colonial and Revolutionary Periods

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Product details 176 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375856709 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Colonial America in the wake of the Revolution is completely reimagined in this action-filled and sometimes violent graphic novel, which uses history as a backdrop for a fantastic superhero adventure. Slaves Brody and Graham flee their plantation, later meeting up with the likes of historical figures Benjamin Franklin and abolitionist Benjamin Lay. Brody and Graham develop what seem to be supernatural fighting powers and learn about an African form of combat called dambe from Lay. As seen on the cover, they appear almost like gruff superheroes of the 18th century, unafraid of all the bayonets pointing at them. Anyone wanting a real account of history would find little from reading this, but more lenient readers should appreciate the fast pace and creativity. The art is often exaggerated, with some characters shown with pointed nails, and light cast on faces to make them look somewhat evil. Real violence is shown in a few instances, such as when a man has part of his scalp torn away by a Hessian. Definitely aimed at older elementary school students and up. Ages 10 — up. History and science are front and center in these books for curious readers." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , "Graham and Brody are runaway slaves, fleeing a cruel master and his slave hunter. Before they left, they were instructed to find the abolitionist Benjamin Lay, but first they encounter none other than Benjamin Franklin. Unfortunately, his son, William, has been using his father's discoveries in electricity to play Dr. Frankenstein and subjects the two boys to electrical experiments. After they recover, they find out that they have gained an inexplicable and ill-defined set of superpowers."--Amazon.com.
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